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Flavio's gone!!!

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by the_facts (U14341892) 19 February 2010
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I believe this is good for QPR; he clearly had no idea how to run a football club. Some of you may disagree though, arguing money is more important.

So do you believe his regeime was worthwhile or not? Bearing in mind his ambitions to make QPR a Champions League team?

More discussion of his ambitions can be found in this article of mine;
www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A63533...

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posted Feb 20, 2010

Hopefullu QPR will stay up and a manager is appointed who will manage the team and players and be allowed to buy and sell who he wants, play or not play who he wants and, most importantly, has total control of team matters. Good riddance!

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posted Feb 20, 2010

at last the farce is over it was a circus now it has sabillity

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comment by Rodney (U10722489)

posted Feb 20, 2010

Viewfrom, I agree with you 100%. Great post. We do owe Briatore for saving the club and getting us some great sponsorship deals but we lost some good players under him and, most importantly, our credibility. His greatest legacy may be getting the Mittals involved: I am now excited about the future but I don't expect the Mittal family to spend zillions because that would destroy the fundamental nature and structure of the club. Personally, I don't want to be another Chelsea or Man City, although a bit of extra dosh, carefully spent, wouldn't go amiss....

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posted Feb 20, 2010

I agree with most of the above. Hopefully, it opens the door to get a manager in of more substance. Surely there was a lot of truth to the rumour that previous managers had to make do with the team Flavio had picked for them! Hence the quality of those prepared to do the job.
How much Briatore had to do with paying off our substantial debts I don't know, but without that we would have been dead and buried financially by now.
Here's to a more settled future....and back to some old 75/76 style!!

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posted Feb 20, 2010

I also agree with Viewfrim and Rodney - but I doubt very6 much if the Mittals will pour any cash into QPR in the current economic climate. But stability as far as the players are concerned must be the first priority.

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comment by Donaldo (U7244338)

posted Feb 20, 2010

Mr Briatore deserves a lot of thanks for organising the takeover of QPR. Before he came we were dogs picking up scraps from the football table. Suddenly we were wealthy enough to dine with the royalty of football.
Alas, Mr Briatore made several key errors and seemed impervious to learning from his own or others' experience. Firstly, he alienated a lot of long-serving fans by hiking up prices, totally unjustifiably given the wealth invested in the Club and the economic climate. Secondly, he didn't show any trust in the Managers he appointed, totally undermining the Managers' authorities and so allowing players to dictate playing policy to their own ends. Disaster! Thirdly, he allowed Lee Camp to leave the playing staff and Gareth Ainsworth (a very well-respected team member and developing Coach and fine servant of the Club) to leave the Club too. And fourthly, he shouted out high ambitions to the Press, thereby applying unnecessary pressure to a new squad who hadn't learnt to play to a successful pattern together, thereby setting us up to fail.
I'm pleased he has now done the right thing for the Club. I am very grateful for the money he has invested, and am very grateful he is now going to keep his enormous ego out of team affairs. Donaldo

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comment by Pete (U14347607)

posted Feb 20, 2010

Thank god for that, we might manage to become a football team again.

without the rep for being the clowns of the division

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posted Feb 20, 2010

This convicted fraudster is a cancer on our club. Good riddance, and take the parasite paladini with you.

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comment by Ooops (U14347651)

posted Feb 20, 2010

Let's hope FB took the revolving door on the manager's office with him when he left. Harford hasn't got a clue and we need an experienced manager to keep us out of the relegation zone in the short term. C'mon the Curb : )

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comment by Herbi J (U9525017)

posted Feb 21, 2010

We want curb! We want curb! We want curb! We want curb!
We DONT want Warnock, please make THAT nightmare go away

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